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CelicaGTizzle Mar 5, 7:25pm - #411021 

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Installing my own kit...

Ok, well since it costs $1k most the time to paint and install a kit, I said F*** that. I began fitting the kit last Thursday. I have finished the sides (they are now primered and ready to be block sanded) and began fitting the rear today... The only disadvantage of doing the kit myself is that it will take much longer, but I hope to have it done by the end of spring break! Here are some pics of my progress...

There are no holes dirlled, so there are no screws holding the bumper on, which is what is making the gap appear to be worse than it is...
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Primered and set to be block sanded to get the "waves" out of them...
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My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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celiwhite Mar 5, 7:26pm - #411022 
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spaztikid Mar 5, 7:27pm - #411023 
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good for you... DIY is much more rewarding.
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CelicaGTizzle Mar 5, 7:29pm - #411024 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
good for you... DIY is much more rewarding.


Yeah well it helps to have connections also... Thats why all the pics are takin from in a bodyshop. I'm just doing all the work myself...

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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PnOyGtS Mar 5, 7:32pm - #411025 

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Originally Posted by celiwhite
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Live42day Mar 5, 7:47pm - #411026 

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Looks great so far man! Make room for mine in about a month. thumbsup yourock

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Zero Mar 5, 8:05pm - #411027 

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what Josh said thumbsup

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20celica00 Mar 5, 8:51pm - #411028 

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sweet man... thumbsup ur car is gonna be amazing when its done.

u wont even remember what it looked like stock grin
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RookieGTS Mar 5, 9:00pm - #411029 

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damn sweet man! Hell yeah I love the feeling of doing your own work! Feels so good laughsilly
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sbocaj55 Mar 5, 11:41pm - #411030 

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Originally Posted by CelicaGTizzle
Originally Posted by spaztikid
good for you... DIY is much more rewarding.


Yeah well it helps to have connections also... Thats why all the pics are takin from in a bodyshop. I'm just doing all the work myself...


Yeah it is much more rewarding for sure...and it def. helps to have some connections. My friend and his dad have their own shop where I do my stuff at. They used to be strictly german performance cars (porsche, bmw, audi, vw) but since i brought my car in and i suggested they should work on some imports too...they started to do a couple rofl

Right now they are working on an upgraded turbo kit, intercooler, BOV and exhaust on a new EVO, and BOV, computer chip, boost controller, and intercooler on a WRX! They are really getting into the scene...and i like to think i helped put them there grin
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Polykarb Mar 6, 12:14am - #411031 

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Body kit too...aggressive for me...

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ApuPimpin Mar 6, 1:09am - #411032 

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i like those rims on the silver man
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hombredelassrtas Mar 6, 2:37am - #411033 

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where did you get the kit? i am in the market for jsut the rear and urs seems to have decent fitment smile

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CelicaGTizzle Mar 6, 2:57am - #411034 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
where did you get the kit? i am in the market for jsut the rear and urs seems to have decent fitment smile


Trust me you don't want it... It looks like it has decent fitment, but the fiberglass is really wavy and there are huge gaps around the tail lights. It's gunna take many ours to get it to fit right and then more time to either bondo it to straighten it or block sand it to straighten it.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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hombredelassrtas Mar 6, 3:00am - #411035 

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lol ok then where did you et it so i knwo not ot go there :p

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JesterDallas Mar 6, 3:35am - #411036 
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i'm gonna be doin the same thing over spring break! same kit too. let me know what you use to fill the gaps and how you do it. Keep us posted on how this goes. thumbsup

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CelicaGTizzle Mar 6, 6:21am - #411037 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
lol ok then where did you et it so i knwo not ot go there :p


A shop called Speedtrap Performance, out in Cali... They list stuff on eBay all the time... If you see Celica Touring Body Kit on eBay, DO NOT buy it because it's probably them.

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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hombredelassrtas Mar 6, 6:53am - #411038 

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LOL ok thanks allot buddy. I dont knwo wher ei am oging to get my rear from, if anyone had good luck with a replica form somewhere let me know. Really want to be able to put it on myself with minimal work.

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CelicaGTizzle Mar 6, 7:02am - #411039 

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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
LOL ok thanks allot buddy. I dont knwo wher ei am oging to get my rear from, if anyone had good luck with a replica form somewhere let me know. Really want to be able to put it on myself with minimal work.


GroupBuy4Celica's kits are suppose to have great fitment. I wish I bought the kit from him...

My car is gunna be 10x faster than yours...haha... I'm gunna buy like 10
of those speedchips! I figure if 1 gets me 20hp then 10 will get me 200hp!
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hombredelassrtas Mar 6, 3:19pm - #411040 

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thanks buddy thumbsup

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